Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Foiling with Crafty Meraki Two Ways

Hi there!  It’s Tuesday and that means another week of guest posting for Crafty Meraki and this week our theme is foiling!  So, I’ve brought you TWO very different designs with foiling, a floral and a masculine style design.  

First up this gorgeous array of flowers from Crafty Meraki’s very beautiful Elegance Hot Foil Plate and coordinating Stencil.  It’s a large sized flower and makes a great statement on a card.  I foiled the image twice in gold, once on white cardstock and then a second time on the new Rainbow Canopy Paper Pack.    

After trimming the flowers out fussy cutting style, and stencilling in purples shades with ink, I carefully added in a few of the patterned paper leaves into the design paper by paper piecing.  Those little pops of colour and pattern are a fun touch.  I used some die cut octagons in the background in purple cardstock and pattern paper to die the colours and pattern papers together.  

The pretty sentiment is also foiled on purple cardstock from Crafty Meraki’s Handmade Love Hot Foil Plate and coordinating die.  These are fun scripty fonts to play with.  

Next up is a more masculine style (or maybe better said a more neutral design).

I’m playing with my favourite colour, green!  For this design I started with Crafty Meraki’s Evergreen Elegance EAP.  This is a type of patterned paper with images that are already coloured, it makes for quick card making, embellishing or an entire design as I created today!  I picked a few sheets of coloured leaves that I liked, trimmed them out (though they do have coordinating dies) and combined that with some Olive Leaf Meraki Para-Dies, cut on vellum.   Then, because this is a foiling focussed card, I foiled both the sentiment from Meraki Moments Hugs Hot Foil Plate and die Combo in green faceted foil.  

To add foiled Olive Leaf die cuts in the arrangement, I foiled a rectangle using a solid foiling plate, and then die cut the foiled olive branches out of that piece of foiled paper.  When I found an arrangment I liked, I spread some Press n Seal overtop to hold everything together while I created the background.  

The background rectangle is run through the Crafty Meraki Parisienne Mini Slimline Para-Dies for that beautiful impressed pattern, and then I spritzed that layer with water and sprinkled some Lindy’s Magical powders (Pondorosa Pines Olive) onto the layer, spritzed again and all this beautiful pigmented green starts to play!  

Then I assembled the card with lots of foam dots to create a good amount of dimension.  All that green is so wonderful!  A few enamelled dots complete the accents.

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